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    'Cats Beat Tar Heels, 4-3

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Junior Jamie Peisel posted two wins for the Wildcats Saturday, including the match-clinching win at No. 5 singles.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Junior Jamie Peisel posted two wins for the Wildcats Saturday, including the match-clinching win at No. 5 singles.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Feb. 19, 2005

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Fourth-ranked Northwestern knocked off ninth-ranked North Carolina Saturday afternoon, 4-3.

    The Wildcats improve to 8-1 overall, while the Tar Heels fall to 8-3.

    Northwestern won the doubles point early on with wins by freshman Audra Cohen (Plantation, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) and junior Cristelle Grier (Epsom, England/Putney) at No. 1 and junior Jamie Peisel (Savannah, Ga./Savannah Country Day) and Valerie Vladea (Tiffin, Iowa/Burlington Central) at No. 3.

    The `Cats then claimed three of six singles matches for the overall victory.

    After dropping the first game of their doubles match, Cohen and Grier -- the nation's top-ranked duo -- hit cruise control and won sixth-straight. Two of the six came without dropping a single point.

    The Tar Heels' Mojzis and Cline battled back to win the next three games though, cutting the lead to 6-4. What looked like a blow out early on turned into the decisive match as the No. 2 and 3 doubles teams split.

    Cohen and Grier came through with an 8-5 win and Northwestern took a 1-0 advantage.

    Cohen was the first to finish for the 'Cats at the No. 1 singles spot, disposing of 26th-ranked Aniela Mojzis 6-3, 6-1. Vladea followed with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4. Peisel secured the win for the 'Cats with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win at No. 5.

    Northwestern is back in action in Combe Tennis Center at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 against fifth-ranked Duke.

    Northwestern 4, North Carolina 3
    Doubles
    No. 1 - #1 Cohen/Grier (NU) def. #14 Mojzis/Cline (UNC), 8-5
    No. 2 - Anundsen/Long (UNC) def. Prousis/Roemer (NU)), 8-3
    No. 3 - Vladea/Peisel (NU) def. Collins/Jurewitz (UNC), 8-3

     

     

    Singles
    No. 1 - #1 Audra Cohen (NU) def. #26 Aniela Mojzis (UNC), 6-3, 6-1
    No. 2 - #37 Kendall Cline (UNC) def. #4 Cristelle Grier (NU), 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
    No. 3 - Jenna Long (UNC) def. #49 Alexis Prousis (NU), 6-4, 6-4
    No. 4 - Valerie Vladea (NU) def. Sara Anundsen (UNC), 6-2, 6-4
    No. 5 - Jamie Peisel (NU) def. Caitlin Collins (UNC), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
    No. 6 - Charlotte Tansill (UNC) def. Alexis Conill (NU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

    Finish order for doubles: 2, 3, 1*
    Finish order for singles: 1, 3, 4, 6, 5*, 2
    - * denotes clincher